My exceptional husband, Rudy, was so sweet to send me flowers at work. They were beautiful red roses and white calla lilies. I followed all of the instructions to a tee - trimming the stems one inch, putting powder in the water and switching out the water three days later.
When we came home from the beach, they were a little droopy and the lilies had bit the dust. They were brown and the stems were completely soggy.
But I wanted to get more life out of them. I probably could have saved the lilies if I changed out the water again before we left. Oh well, at least the roses could be saved!
I divided them up and put two in this little bud vase by our bed.
I love how it is near our wedding photo...so cheesy I know!!!
I wish I had a low square vase so I could have put them short and bunched tightly. I opted to go with the original vase but just to cut all of the flowers down. Although not perfect, they will last a few more days.
I also bought some flowers today...more on planting later!